# Adding and Subtracting Fractions Word Problems #1

```Grade 5 Math Word Problems Worksheet
Adding and Subtracting Fractions Word Problems #1
1. You give 1/3 of a pan of brownies to Susan and 1/6 of the pan of
brownies to Patrick. How much of the pan of brownies did you give
away?
2. You go out for a long walk. You walk 3/4 mile and then sit down to take
a rest. Then you walk 3/8 of a mile. How far did you walk altogether?
3. Pam walks 7/8 of a mile to school. Paul walks 1/2 of a mile to school.
How much farther does Pam walk than Paul?
4. A school wants to make a new playground by cleaning up an
abandoned lot that is shaped like a rectangle. They give the job of
planning the playground to a group of students. The students decide to
use 1/4 of the playground for a basketball court and 3/8 of the
playground for a soccer field. How much is left for the swings and play
equipment?
5. Marty made two types of cookies. He used 2/3 cup of sugar for one
recipe and 1/4 cup of sugar for the other. How much sugar did he use in
all?
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1. The common denominator is 6. 2/6 (1*2/3*2) + 1/6 = 3/6, which
simplifies to 1/2.
You have given away &frac12; of the pan.
2. The common denominator is 8. 6/8 (3*2/4*2) + 3/8 = 9/8. We can divide
9 by 8 to get 1 remainder 1, which makes the mixed number 1 1/8.
You walked 1 1/8 mile.
3. The common denominator is 8. 7/8 - 4/8 (1*4/2*4) = 3/8.
She walks 3/8 of a mile farther.
4. The common denominator is 8. 2/4 (1*2/2*2) + 3/8 = 5/8 of the
playground is used. 8/8 – 5/8 = 3/8 is left.
3/8 is left.
5. The common denominator is 12. 8/12 (2*4/3*4) + 3/12 (1*3/4*3) =
11/12.
He used 11/12 cup of sugar.
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